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Deputies: Serial bank robber strikes again in Seminole

SEMINOLE — A serial bank robber struck again Wednesday afternoon at a Seminole bank and authorities are asking the public's help in identifying him.

The man walked into a Wells Fargo Bank at 13099 Park Blvd. about 5 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding cash and warning employees not to set off any alarms, Pinellas sheriff's deputies said. He implied that he had a gun, but no one saw him carrying a weapon.

After receiving money, the man fled the bank on foot, running along the east side of the building and into a shopping center parking lot, authorities said. He may have gotten into the front passenger seat of an older model Ford Mustang. The car was last seen heading north on 131st Street.

The man is described as white, in his 30s to early 40s, about 6 foot 2 and about 180 pounds. He had short brown hair, crooked teeth and a tattoo on his upper chest area, officials said. During the robbery, he wore dark pants, a black jacket with white stripes and a white baseball cap.

The same man is believed to have committed a series of other recent robberies in the Largo area, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to call Det. Keith Johnson of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office robbery-homicide unit at (727) 582-6200. Tips can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1 (800) 873-8477.

Deputies: Serial bank robber strikes again in Seminole 01/09/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:54pm]
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